4️⃣ Jimmy Butler is back
A 29-point per game week on 57.4% from the field has Miami fans breathing a bit easier, as Jimmy Butler seems to be back in playoff form. With Herro out, the Heat looked at their main man to pick up the offensive slack and he didn't disappoint. Jimmy is back driving to the rim full force, drawing fouls and hitting difficult shots - going as far as being a 44.4% shooter from 3 in the past week.
In the first clip, matched up with Jeremy Sochan, see how Jimmy attacks. Low center of gravity, close to the floor, trying to get ahead of a bigger defender by getting lower. Wins his front and, from there, it's almost impossible for a defender to recover as he uses his body really well to protect his shot.
In the second clip, Jimmy is matched up with Mark Williams, so he takes his time with the center. Crosses over to his right, surprising Williams and quickly attacks that side, shielding his shot with his body.
Closing out the Charlotte game, Butler notices the switch and the space Washington gives him. One dribble to survey the situation and another to win space with the side step, going up for a comfortable shot.
Against Brooklyn, his signature move: 1 on 1 on the wing, his body control is impressive, as he gives two fakes to take O'Neale away from the play before finishing strong at the rim. Notice how his feet stay glued to the floor and it's his upper body doing most of the work, creating doubt in the defender's mind.